White birds

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsArizonaPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins

Photographing birds isn't what I mostly do but it's an enjoyable change of pace. Criticism is always welcome and appreciated.

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  • WernerGWernerG Major grins MainePosts: 534Registered Users Major grins

    These are beautiful. The first looks fierce.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,526Super Moderators moderator

    I love the level of detail in the feathers in both photos - but the first is my favorite!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,426Administrators moderator

    Really nice portrait of the Snowy Egret.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,710Registered Users Major grins

    The detail and shape of the feathers in #1 is great!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins

    Werner, Denise, David, Cristobal, thanks to all of you for the comments. The egret looks fierce, the goose looks dubious about the photographer. :)

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Stuttgart, GermanyPosts: 275Registered Users Major grins

    Yep, #1 looks like one fierce bird better not to be messed with :smiley: Really nice close up shots indeed. Second does look more like he's hiding his face in terms of "hey, don't shoot me".

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,675Registered Users Major grins

    Details and light are absolutely fantastic!

    I have minor quibbles though.....

    The out of focus twig in first one, pointing to left is creating tension between itself and the beak......not adding anything so zapping candidate.....
    The big fat out of focus stub on right is also zapping candidate. May have to fill up the twig it is sitting on if the fat stub is gone.....

    I am not sure but on second one, the bg if darkened (would be hard to do), it might be better.......

    Cheers Don!

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,924Registered Users Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Details and light are absolutely fantastic!

    The out of focus twig in first one, pointing to left is creating tension between itself and the beak......not adding anything so zapping candidate.....

    Cheers Don!

    I agree with Taz on this. Nice whites on the Egret.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaPosts: 2,543Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 24, 2019

    kurzvorzwoelf, thanks for the comment.

    Taz and Willard, I sincerely appreciate the feedback. I also didn't like tree that the egret was sitting on. Rightly or wrongly, I decided to leave it alone, but I'll reconsider cloning out the twig on the left. (I wish I could have gotten the egret to move to a better-looking branch but wildlife models are pretty uncooperative. :))

    It wouldn't be hard to darken the second one. I thought I might already have darkened it too much. I'll try a little darker.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,675Registered Users Major grins

    Yeah, I have noticed the same thing, wild life do not seem to take our needs in consideration at all. In fact, every time I point my lens at them they turn away. How rude!

  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,782Registered Users Major grins

    I had the same reaction to the twigs in the first one, but the bird is perfect. Excellent detail and lighting. I like the bg in the second one as is--to me it is dark enough to provide the contrast with the white bird but not so dark as to look unnatural. I'd like to see your revision if you decide to play with that one.

    Good work. Let's see some more.

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